Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Green Corps Inc N/A CO United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
No Excuses Unlimited N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
One Mission Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 81,099

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 711,362

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 125,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Green Corps Inc United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Forests Forever Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
No Excuses Unlimited United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
One Mission Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 81,099

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13110 records found.